March 12, 2007
He feels exhaustion tugging at him under his eyes. The mirror ruthlessly informs him that he has both dark circles and trunk-sized bags under his eyes. He longs to sleep, but when he does, the dark dreamscape is scattered with memories and terrors that shock him awake. Sleeplessness is taking its toll, as are the nightmares. In contrast, the rest of his face is oddly youthful – he looks a good decade younger than the number on his birth certificate. It’s as if all the aging is concentrated on those weary eyes, eyes that have seen too much for too long.